With the recent gymnastics events from China, I became interested again in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal when Nadia Comaneci transformed the sport of women's gymnastics when she got 7 perfect "10's" for her events. Nadia was born in 1961, and I was interested to read about her life and what happened to her after she defected to the United States.This book is very easy and quick read, but not terribly well written. It was good to remember the oppressive system under which she lived, and why defecting was such a terrifying thing (she was afraid of being shot in the back), and why her first interviews in the US were so hard and were so mis-read by all Americans.Comaneci is a very focused and very disciplined athlete. It is interesting to wonder if she ever could have developed her skill and love of gymnastics in a less regimented environment? The US women's gymnastics world was also transformed mainly by Bela and Martha Karolyi (who were Nadia's coaches in Romania and later Mary Lou Retton's coaches in the US), and this year by Nastia Luikin coached by her Russian born father and gymnast, Valeri Luikin. Interesting to see what impact these coaches are having on American gymnasts!